ERBIL — Iraq’s Kataib Hezbollah, one of the many Shia militias affiliated with Iran, has once again threatened the United State to withdraw its troops from Iraq or “pay a heavy price”.
The threatening came only hours after two Katyusha rockets were fired at Camp Taji, north of Baghdad, where the US forces and Iraqi troops are stationed.
Kataib Hezbollah issued a statement to criticize the government of Iraq for agreeing to the US’s will in the ongoing ‘Strategic Dialogue’. It said the Iraqi government was expected to set a departure date for the US troops instead of legitimizing the US presence on Iraq’s soil.
“America is known for easily abandoning agreements. Therefore, it is not trustworthy,” reads the Hesbollah statement. “They will have to pay a heavy price if they refuse to leave.”